All my life I have had a certain idea of France. .
I have understood you! .
Long live free Quebec! .
France has no friends, only interests. .
Les hommes peuvent avoir des amis, pas les hommes d'Etat. Interview, December 9 1967. .
Yes, it is , from the Atlantic to the Urals, it is Europe, it is the whole of Europe, that will decide the fate of the world. .
Now she is like everyone else. .
France cannot be France without greatness. .
France has lost a battle, but France has not lost the war. .
At the root of our civilization, there is the freedom of each person of thought, of belief, of opinion, of work, of leisure. .
Let us be firm, pure and faithful; at the end of our sorrow, there is the greatest glory of the world, that of the men who did not give in. .
Supported General Douglas MacArthur during his row with President Harry Truman by saying MacArthur was: .
"A foreign military leader whose daring was feared by those who profited by it." De Gaulle said that MacArthur's critics should "pay deserved tribute to the legendary service of a great soldier". .
I am a man who belongs to no-one and who belongs to everyone. .
Why do you think that at 67 I would start a career as a dictator ? .
Politics, when it is an art and a service, not an exploitation, is about acting for an ideal through realities. .
No policy is worth anything outside of reality. .
How can you govern a country which has two hundred and forty-six varieties of cheese? .
I am not ill. But do not worry, one day, I will certainly die. .
Of course one can jump up and down yelling Europe ! Europe ! Europe ! But it amounts to nothing and it means nothing. .
Long live Montreal, Long live Quebec! Long live Free Quebec! .
Men can have friends, statesmen cannot. .
The future does not belong to men... .
Charles de Gaulle statue .
Patriotism is when love of your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first. .
The sword is the axis of the world and grandeur cannot be divided. .
Nothing great is done without great men, and they are great because they wanted it. .
France was built with swords. The fleur-de-lis, symbol of national unity, is only the image of a spear with three pikes. .
The desire of privilege and the taste of equality are the dominant and contradictory passions of the French of all times. .
Charles de Gaulle with Winston Churchill .